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vote won't happen tomorrow. we'll find a way forward. >> reporter: the mayor will introduce a number of other proposals, including a plan to change the city's waterfront with a 16-mile above ground street car line running from brooklyn to queens along the east river. the idea would be to ease congestion in the area. new yorkers we talked to seemed to like it. >> i think it would be beneficial. it's something that would definitely be a plus, especially since, you know, if you take a look around, you see transportation is definitely an issue in the city. >> i think it could help. i know there's a lot of trains in new york, especially the g, which runs between queens and brooklyn, that are very congested. >> i think it would be a great idea. i think it would be helpful for the community. it will make it easier for a lot of people, especially to have the funds for it. why not? >> reporter: anything to ease congestion, right?
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of areas like dumbo have increased significantly in the past couple of years. that's one of the reasons for his proposal. now, i know you're wondering what it costs. $2.5 billion, but the mayor insists with usage, it would pay for itself. you'd be able to use a metro card to ride the proposed street car. just one of a number of ideas we'll be waiting to hear as he gives his state of the city address in just about an hour. ernie: i understand there are some plans for governors island. tell us about that. >> reporter: yeah. as a matter of fact, there is a major economic development plan in the works for governors island. the mayor is hoping that the island, which you know does not have cars on it, will be something that developers can come up with a mixed use plan to really improve it, get more people to go there and enjoy its benefits. ernie: all right. thank you very much for that report. we'll be watching later on.
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stories -- money will go to fund schools, housing and jobs for people displaced by the syrian civil war and the growth of isis. >> one of america's most disliked men in america appeared at a congressional hearing on drug pricing in washington. martin shkreli, who gained notoriety after he raised the cost of a life saving drug 5,000 percent did not testify after invoking his 5th amendment right. shkreli is smirked through most of the hearing, infuriating lawmakers. >> i know you're smiling. i'm very serious, sir. the way i see it, you can go down in history as the poster boy for greedy drug company executives or you can change the system. ernie: in a completely separate case, shkreli was arrested last december on fraud charges. he pleaded not guilty. there is sad news as we said
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maurice white has died. [music] he was a founding member of the legendary band earth, wind and fire with his "like september", shining star and more hits. he was diagnosed with parkinson's disease in 1992. he had taken a turn for the worse in recent months. earth, wind and fire was inducted into the rock 'n roll hall of fame in 2 thousand ,000. he's 74 years old. great talent. will be missed. that's what's happening in the news. nick is here with some weather. you're talking about snow again. remember, we discussed that. we thought maybe that was the last storm. nick: i didn't. ernie: i was hoping. nick: there's more winter to come. i can tell you that. this system -- i was worried about it at the end of last week. then it looked like it would
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be a factor. i probably should have picked up on other cues that it is going to be much closer. we started to talk about this yesterday. it looks like a moisture shield is further westward. it will start as rain in a bit. another couple of hours. as the night goes along, it will transition over to snow. ernie: we'll need the shovels. nick: tomorrow morning. could be. initially it won't stick to the roads because it's been so warm. it has to snow at a good rate to do that. it probably will in the area, particularly new york city eastward. that's going to be for right in time with tomorrow morning's commute. 59, 50 today. how could it snow? when the wind comes to the north and brings in the colder air. 40 and 28 is where we should average. 7:02 sunrise. still 50 now. humidity 42 percent. wind out of the north. clouds increasing. rain just to the south and east.
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again, some of the highs are after midnight. most of the afternoon has been in the lower and middle 50s. mid 50s for high east end of long island back to the city. low 50s north and west. we've cooled off the numbers. we're down into the upper 40s in places like sussex. they're down to 44. poughkeepsie, 46. 50 in town. upper 40s across long island. long island will be the jackpot with this snowfall coming up into tomorrow. look at our temperature drop, anywhere from 6 to 16 degrees from 24 hours ago. the wind coming out of the north. it will pick up 10 to 15 miles an hour tonight. pick up more tomorrow. 15 to 25 miles an hour. here's the winter weather advisory. new york city, most of new jersey, long island, southern connecticut. notice north and west nothing. that's where there's going to be a sharp cutoff to the precipitation. eastern new england could get socked with this one. boston may end up with 10, 11 inches. here's the area of rain overspreading the eastern parts of suffolk county.
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to the jersey shore. you can see this plume of moisture coming up. the storm will be forming down in here and advancing northward. that's what we'll be watching to see. the cold frontal boundary being the key. you can see the bend in the precipitation here. that's what's going to be swinging by as the night goes along. take a look at the day planner. snowing tomorrow morning. it will have a pretty sharpened at 9:00, 10:00 in the morning. then lots of sun in the afternoon. we should climb into the lower 40s. watch the futurecast showing that area of precipitation starting as rain and becomes snow. the darker blue as snowfall brushing the jersey shore and across central and eastern long island. it improves quickly and we'll have nice weather for the weekend. we'll be transitioning to colder temperatures as we get into next week. again, we'll be talking about a one to three inch snowfall for the city, maybe a little more along the central jersey shore. may have to trim the numbers further westward. some indications are that maybe it's further west on some of the numbers. 3 to 6 is the bullseye for long
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west. let's see if our computer will change. rain to snow tonight. 36 in the city. 30 in the burbs. snow and sun tomorrow. 43. with a gusty breeze. nice saturday, sunday. low to mid 40s. clouds monday. monday into tuesday, got to watch another potential for a snowstorm. 38. and colder as we move through the rest of next week. ernie: it's still winter. nick: our highest snowfall. watch out. ernie: you know there are more than 10,000 babies born in this country every day. more of them are being born at home instead of at the hospital. we'll take a look at the trend of home births next with a special guest. join us tomorrow as we continue our series on conversations with commissioners. the tlc's meera jossi will talk about ride sharing, the yellow cab response and more. that's tomorrow at 6:00.
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ernie: we welcome you back to our feature story, which is about having a baby. for many, there's a kind of a routine when a woman goes into labor. grab the suitcase, get in the car, rush to the hospital and deliver a new infant. as kerry drew shows us, a growing number of people are skipping that and choosing to have their babies at home. watch. >> the hospital was really stressful for me. a woman in labor needs quiet, relaxation, comfort and a whole lot of love. >> reporter: elizabeth sweeney
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second child, 20-month-old ryder, in her apartment. >> we knew 100 percent that home birth was right for us and we had a wonderful experience. >> reporter: when elizabeth went into labor, she dealt with contractions in her living room and delivered ryder in her bathtub. >> we had lots and lots of bonding time. he was on my chest with my husband sitting there crying. being at home just felt so right. >> reporter: home births are growing in popularity. according to the national center for health statistics, nearly 59,000 babies in the u.s. were born outside of hospitals in 2014. that's the most since record keeping began. nearly two-thirds were born at home with the help of midwives. >> women give birth in all kinds of places in the home, sometimes on the bed >> reporter: karen is a midwife in new york city and the cofounder of jjb midwifery. >> this is one of the bags i bring to the birth and my
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>> she has a master's degree in midwifery and helps women before, after and during childbirth. >> they get in touch with us and their provider and determine when is the best time to go to them. rather than them going to the hospital, we bring certain aspects of the hospital to the home. >> reporter: over the past 13 years, she has delivered hundreds of babies at home in all five boroughs. she has seen an increase in popularity of home births. >> reporter: >> the number of practices that are attending women at home has exploded. there used to be -- when we first started, maybe there were seven practices. now there are 25. >> reporter: delivering a baby at home is not for everyone. new research from the new england journal of medicine indicates that the risk of death for the baby is twice as high when a mother delivers outside a hospital. but experts say the overall risk is still low and there are actually health benefits for
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there are fewer caesarian procedures and women are less likely to use drugs to help in labor. >> our caesarian rate for our practice is six percent. the typical caesarian rate for most physician hospital practices is over 30 percent. >> reporter: when it comes down to it, where to give birth is a woman's preference. elizabeth says her decision was the right one for her family. >> every family knows what's right for them. i just encourage all women to trust their instinct, trust what their mothering instinct is telling them and to go with that. >> reporter: for the news at 6:00, i'm kerry drew. ernie: thank for you that. let's continue to talk about babies. it's a great subject. >> it is. a happy subject. ernie: it's a happy subject. joining me is dr. jessica shepherd, ob-gyn. thanks for being here. i marvel at your work. >> i do, too. ernie: bringing new life into the world is so wonderful.
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i had one six months ago. ernie: congratulations. your second? >> yes. ernie: good for you. many, many good, happy years. let's talk about home birth. why has it become so popular? >> we've had a culture shift in where we want to be more part of the experience. it's not so much institutionalized. this is something they do in the u.k. more than they do here. again, it's seeing something that other people do and seeing the outcomes. they're like let's try it here. have an intimate experiment. ernie: it's not for everyone. >> it really isn't. that's the most important part with home births is knowing who is the best patient and who is your healthcare provider and what kind of skill certification and qualifications do they have. ernie: people worry about certain risks, if you're at home as opposed to being in the hospital. tell us what someone should be thinking about if they're considering a home birth. >> the first important thing is are they the best candidate. that's something to talk to either a midwife or physician as
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pregnant and they're considering a home birth. do i have any medical conditions? is my baby a pre-term? do i have any c sections in the past? any of those things that might pose a complication in the future or a difficult delivery, you should talk to a healthcare provider and see what your risks are. ernie: i would think the midwife is a big decision. >> that's a big decision. you want someone who's experienced. how many have they done? have they had any bad outcomes? what's the proximity to the hospital? who's in line if something happens? what is the progression? ernie: from your experience, what's it like? when you talk to women who have babies at home or in the hospital, what's the difference? what do you see? >> the difference is you have a much more intimate moment when you have a home delivery. there's less intervention, less anesthesia, and less risk of having maybe an operative delivery, say with a vacuum or forceps.
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picture, you really focus more on the moment and after delivery, having that moment between you and your significant other, your spouse, and, again, the healthcare provider. ernie: happy, healthy babies wherever they're born. >> yes. ernie: absolutely. doctor, thank you so much for joining us. come back again. congratulations on your new baby. >> thank you. ernie: let's face it. you feel good when you do something nice for others. i've got a question about that. here it is. have you done a good deed for somebody lately? when's the last time you've done something nice for others? we have your answers coming up next. monday, we take a look at the presidential race from a young person's perspective. how do they see the race and politics in general? it's a great story. that's coming up monday. first, russ will talk about the nfl's push to get more women into the league. we're coming right back after
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if you want to save fifteen percent or more on car insurance, you switch to geico. it's what you do. >>you did it, yay! ernie: we're talking about the nfl's push to get more women involved. russ: commissioner goodell wants to institute a rule for women. for people who are not familiar with what the rooney rule is, it was instituted 2003 where teams when looking for head coaches -- the reason it came back is because of -- there weren't enough minority head coaches in the nfl. according to the rooney rule, when you're interviewing a candidate to be a head coach, you have to interview at least one minority. and ernie: this is kind of an extension of that to get more women involved?
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getting more women in executive positions in the national football league. and apparently, according to the nfl, 30 percent of front office positions are held by women. so, you know, former secretary of state condoleezza rice came out with a good remark because she stated that, hey, if you keep looking at the same channels, that's what you're going to get. she said if she was waiting for a mentor to be a black woman or a specialist, she wasn't going to have one. ernie: there'll be good positive response. russ: i can't imagine it will be negative. there's nothing negative about it. kind of interesting. ernie: we'll go from football to basketball right now. the knicks have been doing good. they've been on a roll. now they're having a few problems. russ: let's say they were doing pretty good. at one point they were 22 and 22.
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lost six of their last seven games. ernie: what's the problem? russ: you know what? they don't have enough depth. we knew that going into the season. they're hitting a lull, a wall. they've had some injuries. they don't have enough depth to sustain. they played one game against the oklahoma city thunder. they're playing without key guys. ernie: part of the growing pains. russ: that's what it is. listen, at this juncture, they've won seven more games than they did all of last season. you have a guy -- listen. we know what kind of young man chris is, but he's a 20-year-old rookie. i think he played all of 50 games last year in europe. he's already at 51 now. he's got like 31 more to go. ernie: russ, if they don't make it into the playoffs, is that a disappointing season? a failure? russ: you're always disappointed
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his sneakers wants to get into the playoffs. ernie: wouldn't be a failure. russ: i wouldn't call it a failure. i don't think we were expecting the playoffs. i think they made progress already with him alone. quite frankly he's been the steal of the draft even at the no. 4 position. disappointing, yeah. but speaking of the knicks, they're playing the pistons tonight in motown. ernie: thank you, russ. okay. great to do good deeds. right? when's the last thing you did? russ, think about that for a while.
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ernie: thanks for watching the news at 6:00. now you can connect with me on facebook. go to anastos. check it out. you can also answer my daily positive questions. go to anastos. everybody needs a little kindness, right? when's the last time you did something nice for someone? >> yesterday. instead of just doing my own load when i washed the laundry, i did mine and my sister's free of charge. ernie: that was nice. >> i'm always doing good deeds. ernie: you're a good person. >> i'm a good person. ernie: i like you. you have done something very nice, haven't you? >> i did. ernie: tell me about that. >> i gave a gentleman in front of the church, a homeless man, a dollar. ernie: that was very nice. tell me why you did that. how did you feel? >> it felt good.
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>> i try to be friendly to everyone because i think so many people are very cold and standoffish and take whoever they're dealing with as someone who should be serving them when it's another wonderful people. >> i prepare teachers to work with students who are blind. so i'm helping my students and in helping the students who are visually impaired, i think that my whole career has been trying to help people. ernie: that's very good work. >> so it's been exciting. ernie: congratulations for doing that. from the heart, i'm sure. >> well, it's been a long career. but very satisfying and challenging. ernie: keep doing the good work. you're special. >> nice talking to you. ernie: doing good things. we like that. let me know what you think. go to facebook. i'm ernie anastos. for all of us in studio 5 and our control room, big john, give us a wave, looking good, have a
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